Drake’s “Summer Sixteen Tour” is Highest-Grossing Hip-Hop Tour Ever :::: #Drake

Although its 2017, Drake is still adding to his already-impressive list of 2016 achievements... with his "Summer Sixteen Tour" becoming the highest-grossing hip-hop tour in history.

According to Pollstar, the Future-assisted jaunt grossed $84.3 million, after selling more than 752,000 tickets at an average price of $112 per seat.

This helped the "Summer Sixteen Tour" dethrone the previously title holder: Jay Z and Kanye West's 2012 "Watch the Throne Tour," which grossed $75.6 million. Drizzy's tour also had fewer dates (56), compared to the "Watch the Throne Tour" (63).

Still, Drake's tour falls just outside the top 10 of all tours at No. 11. That list is held by (highest to lowest): Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Beyoncé, Coldplay, Guns N’ Roses, Adele, Justin Bieber, Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, The Rolling Stones, and Celine Dion.


Drake wasn't the only one pulling in serious dough off tours in 2016 though. Elsewhere on the report, we see Kanye West (No. 29, $52.8 million), Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (No. 75, $23.9 million), Salt-N-Pepa/Vanilla Ice (No. 79, $21 million), and Puff Daddy and the Family (No. 95, $17.5 million).

Next for Drake is an upcoming album called More Life and European tour, "Boy Meets World Tour" with Young Thug, which kicks off Jan. 21 in Amsterdam.
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